My Diabetes My Way: August 2023 Update
Welcome to the My Diabetes My Way Newsletter for September 2023.
Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy
The Scottish Government has recently published a revision to its Digital Health and Care Strategy. The “Care in the Digital Age: Delivery Plan 2023-24” was updated in August 2023 and outlines strategic objectives for the coming months. My Diabetes My Way has been referenced under “Priority One: People have digital access to information, their own data and services which support their health and wellbeing, wherever they are”. As part of the commitment, the Scottish Government are reviewing the service and considering options to ensure its sustainability. We welcome this process and the support we are receiving from our colleagues in Digital Health. You can review the full strategy at the following link: https://www.gov.scot/publications/care-digital-age-delivery-plan-2023-24/documents/
Free Online Diabetes Course – Type 1 Diabetes
MyWay Digital Health are delighted to offer a BRAND-NEW online course covering all you need to know about carbohydrate counting and type 1 diabetes technology (insulin pumps, blood glucose sensors and closed loop systems). The course opens on Monday 4th September. Complete the course in your own time before it closes on Monday 18th September.
Questions? You can join the live Q&A sessions on ZOOM where you can find out more from a team of diabetes experts. These take place on Tuesday 12th September and Wednesday 13th September at 6pm. Links will be included in the course materials. The course is open to those with type 1, their family, friends, carers and healthcare professionals. To book your place, please visit https://understandingtype1.mydiabetes.com
Diabetes and the Kidneys
My Diabetes My Way are focusing on kidney health this month. Some things you can do to protect your kidneys:
• Aim to keep your blood pressure, HbA1c and cholesterol to target
• Discuss with your healthcare professionals the appropriate target ranges for you
• Try to maintain a healthy weight
• Reduce your salt intake
• Keep active if you can
• Stop smoking if you smoke
• Limit your alcohol intake
The following links provide more information on diabetes and the kidneys:
Facebook and Twitter
Please remember, you can keep up-to-date with the latest news and useful information on the My Diabetes My Way Facebook and Twitter pages.
Help and Support
If you have not yet managed to gain access to your diabetes records on My Diabetes My Way, or would like an update on the status of your registration, please let us know. You can contact us regarding any problems or request further help and support by emailing: email@example.com